Elon Musk smoked marijuana on the air
Elon Musk smoked marijuana on the air and crashed Tesla shares by 8%
Tesla shares fell more than 8% after the two top managers of the company announced their retirement, and a video clip with Elon Musk, smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey in the popular podcast Joe Rogan Experience, began to spread in social networks.
A little marijuana?
The executive director of Tesla talked to comedian Joe Rogan when he suggested that he smoke marijuana on the air. When asked if Musk tried the grass before, the entrepreneur said: “Yes, I think I once tried.”
After that, the entrepreneur decided to clarify whether he would have problems with the law because of this. “I mean it’s legal, right?” Asked Musk before trying. The show was held in California, where recreational marijuana is allowed.
As a result, Musk noted that he rarely smokes grass, because it has no effect on him. He also reported on the negative impact of this plant on its own productivity.
Care of top managers
On the same day that the podcast was published, two top managers of Tesla announced their departure from the company. Chief Accountant Dave Morton said that he leaves the company because he does not like the amount of attention that the public is giving to the automaker. “I want to make it clear that I firmly believe in Tesla, its mission and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with the management or its financial statements,” he added.
It is worth noting that Morton worked in the company only a month. And shortly after his announcement, Bloomberg announced that Tesla HR Director Gabriel Toledano would not return to the company after the vacation.
In the end, at least 48 leaders left Tesla this year. But the company says that such a massive retirement is typical for any large company.
Fall of shares
Against the backdrop of news about two layoffs of top managers and “smoke”, the Tesla action Musk in preliminary bidding fell by more than 8.5%. Shares of the company are falling for more than a day. On September 4, they fell 4.2% after the entrepreneur refused to communicate with some analysts during the traditional conference call.
The next day, they lost another 3% because of the statements of Musk to the scuba diver Vernon Unsworth, who saved Thai children from a flooded cave. Recall, the head of Tesla re-accused Unsworth in pedophilia.
Supersonic electric plane
In the framework of Rogan’s podcast, Musk announced that he is considering the creation of a supersonic electric plane. The entrepreneur believes that his electric aircraft will be better than conventional aircraft. It will be capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), as well as supersonic flight at high altitudes.
However, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX admitted that this is not a priority for him. “Electric cars are important, solar energy is important, it is important to constantly store energy,” said Musk.
After that, the businessman emotionally described the dependence of mankind on fossil fuels, calling it “the most stupid experiment in the history of mankind.”